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Appetizers & Dips,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 13 Sep 0 COMMENTS

Oven-Roasted Okra

I’d heard about but have never tried okra until about 12 years ago. They way I cooked it, it came out slimy. I was not impressed. Flash forward 5 years, when I tried it again and had the same result. Flash back to a year ago, when a friend told…

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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 10 Sep 3 COMMENTS

Adding Spice to Your Life

How many different herbs and spices do you use on a daily, weekly, and regular basis? Do you feel confident pairing these seasonings with food? If not, you could benefit from the tips and techniques outlined my my cookbooks, my cooking DVD, and the live cooking classes I lead in…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook,Poultry,Turkey 4 Sep 7 COMMENTS

The Primal Cravings Cookbook Giveaway

Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Megan McCullough Keatley and Brandon Keatley reflects one the latest trends in paleo and primal diet cookbooks: hardcover, coffee table worthy cookbooks with thick paper stock and gorgeous full color food photos accompanying every recipe. I reviewed this book a few days…

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Book Reviews,Books,Herbs & Spices 29 Aug 2 COMMENTS

A review of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat is not a brand new book, it came out in 2011. I’d heard a lot about it and finally got my hands on a copy several months ago. It read like a novel. I found a lot of similarities in…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Breakfast,Dessert,Product Review 23 Aug 1 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb Baked Goods

If you follow a paleo, primal, low-starch, wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low GI, dairy-free, whole foods, or real foods diet and you’re getting away from refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, starchy baked goods and sugary desserts, you don’t have to miss out on the appetizer or the dessert course. You can…

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Appetizers & Dips 19 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Pizza Confusion

My friend, Heather, and I had high hopes as we set out to review a new restaurant: Pizza Fusion. They call themselves the “greenest restaurant in America”. They use tables made from reclaimed wood sources, counter tops made from recycled glass bottles, paint without VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). More than…

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Book Reviews,Books,Health Tips 9 Aug 2 COMMENTS

A Blueprint for Health

I first heard about The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes For Effortless Weight-Loss, Vibrant Health, And Boundless Energy by Mark Sisson (Primal Nutrition Inc., 2009) through the author’s blog, Mark’s Daily Apple. I liked what I read on his blog and wanted to read his book. Paleo and primal diets…

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Fruit,Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 30 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Nutty Apple & Green Salad

Apples among my favorite fruits. I like them raw, in fruit and vegetable salads, slathered with nut butter, simmered, stewed, in crisps and cobblers, or stuffed and baked. They’re available throughout the year, making it easy to get your “apple a day.” They’re very nutritious (I’ll tell you more about…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook 28 Jul 2 COMMENTS

A review of Paleo Happy Hour

Paleo Happy Hour: Small Plates & Drinks by Kelly Milton is sure to get you excited about cooking and entertaining without wheat, gluten, dairy, beans, or legumes. This beautiful book contains more than 100 recipes for dinner parties large and small. The recipes are also great for jazzing up your…

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